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BlendFest: Coastal Excursions

Highway 1 is the most iconic roadway in California, but not all sections are created equal. The length that passes along the coast through San Luis Obispo County (known as SLO CAL) brims with the best of the Highway 1 experience. And as the gateway to Big Sur, this SLO CAL stretch is well within reach.

Experience the awe-inspiring and unique offerings of the Highway 1 Discovery Route with BlendFest Coastal Excursions.  A blend of Paso’s best wines and some of Cambria and San Simeon’s most exciting adventures!

Friday, February 25

Coastal Excursion: Sip & Paint at Harmony Cellars

Perched above the small town (population 18) of Harmony along Highway 1 is the boutique winery of Harmony Cellars. Art Social 805 will lead guests through the process of painting the breathtaking view while sipping on the highly-regarded Harmony Cellars wines alongside individual cheese trays from Paso Robles Wine Merchant.

When: Friday, February 25 | 10 AM – 12 PM
Where: Harmony Cellars, Harmony
Winery: Harmony

Saturday, February 26

Coastal Excursion: Derbyshire Vineyard Tour, Tasting, & Cheese Pairing

Gather at one of the most unique and picturesque coastal vineyards in California, the Derbyshire Vineyard. Join three Paso brands, Derby Wine Estates, Field Recordings., and Aequorea for an unmatched tasting and tour experience. Travel to the highest point in the vineyard via shuttle for a wine tasting with all three brands, a vineyard walk, and a discussion on what makes this property so special. This exclusive opportunity is not open to the public and can only be experienced through BlendFest on the Coast, so don’t forget to charge your phone because you will be taking plenty of pictures. Includes individual gourmet cheese trays from the Paso Robles WIne Merchant and a logo souvenir glass.

When: Saturday, February 26 | 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: Derbyshire Vineyard, Cambria –  8810 Van Gordon Creek Road   Cambria, CA 93428
Winery: Derby Wine Estates, with guest wineries Field Recordings. and Aequuorea.

Coastal Excursion: San Simeon Point Walk with Hearst Ranch Winery

Learn about the background and ecosystem of this historic trail out to San Simeon Point. Originally used for horseback excursions by William Randolph Hearst and his guests in the 1920s, this trail is an easy and scenic stroll out to one of the most iconic look-outs on the California coast. Led by a knowledgeable guide and representatives from Hearst Ranch Winery, you will learn about Hearst Castle and this piece of untouched coastline. The experience is complete back at the Hearst Ranch tasting room, near the trailhead, with a tasting of their award-winning wines.

When: Saturday, February 26 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Hearst Ranch Winery Warehouse, San Simeon
Wineries: Hearst Ranch Winery
*Note – please meet at 9:45AM at the Warehouse. You will then be led on a nature trail and history walk.

  • Saturday, February 26, Coastal Excursion: San Simeon Point Walk with Hearst Ranch Winery

    Learn about the background and ecosystem of this historic trail out to San Simeon Point. Originally used for horseback excursions by William Randolph Hearst and his guests in the 1920s, this trail is an easy and scenic stroll out to one of the most iconic look-outs on the California coast. Led by a knowledgeable guide and representatives from Hearst Ranch Winery, you will learn about Hearst Castle and this piece of untouched coastline. The experience is complete back at the Hearst Ranch tasting room, near the trailhead, with a tasting of their award-winning wines.

    When: Saturday, February 26 | 10 AM – 11:30 PM
    Where: Hearst Ranch Winery Warehouse, San Simeon
    Wineries: Hearst Ranch Winery
    *Note – please meet at 9:45AM at the Warehouse. You will then be led on a nature trail and history walk.

  • Saturday, February 26, Coastal Excursion: San Simeon Point Walk with Hearst Ranch Winery

    Learn about the background and ecosystem of this historic trail out to San Simeon Point. Originally used for horseback excursions by William Randolph Hearst and his guests in the 1920s, this trail is an easy and scenic stroll out to one of the most iconic look-outs on the California coast. Led by a knowledgeable guide and representatives from Hearst Ranch Winery, you will learn about Hearst Castle and this piece of untouched coastline. The experience is complete back at the Hearst Ranch tasting room, near the trailhead, with a tasting of their award-winning wines.

    When: Saturday, February 26 | 10 AM – 11:30 PM
    Where: Hearst Ranch Winery Warehouse, San Simeon
    Wineries: Hearst Ranch Winery
    *Note – please meet at 9:45AM at the Warehouse. You will then be led on a nature trail and history walk.

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Coastal Excursion tickets for the 2022 BlendFest on the Coast are NOT available for purchase at the door. ALL TICKET HOLDERS MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE; ID will be required to enter. Although adorable, pets are not allowed at the event. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. All service fees are included in ticket prices above. This is an outdoor event.